Bookmark and Share   July 18, 2018   Vol. 10 Week 29 Issue 471

bayfield's forgotten felines to benefit from artist's work


fullsizeoutput_1d71Jessica Petelle, of the Turner Gallery, posed with El Guicho, the red cat, by artist Andrew Lewis whose work is featured at the gallery this summer. El Guicho is one of four original acrylic works, painted on a 36" X 36" board, featuring cats. A portion of their sale will be given to the Bayfield Forgotten Felines, a group devoted to the TNR of the feral cats of Main Street.  

Andrew Lewis is the featured international, guest artist at the Turner Gallery this summer. He also has a penchant for painting felines. His whimsical cats have even been featured on Canada Post stamps. When gallery owner Jessica Petelle, along with husband, Brad Turner, suggested he create some art to help raise funds for the Bayfield Forgotten Felines he was most agreeable.

What emerged were four, 36” X 36” “furever” friends painted in acrylic on wood. Petelle describes the work to be “fun and cool” and indeed it is. Colorful and with a Mexican flavor to it the cats gaze out at their audience encouraging playfulness.

Lewis’ work commands top dollar so any collector should be delighted to learn that these four images have been priced to sell for less than his normal work at $1,400 each. A percentage of each sale will go to the Bayfield Forgotten Felines Feral Cat TNR Project.

fullsizeoutput_1da3Zoe is looking for her "furever" family. To see more of this whimsical work by London artist, Andrew Lewis, whose art has adorned both Canada Post stamps and Canadian Mint coins, visit the Turner Gallery open Thursday to Sunday all summer long.  

"In addition, starting this weekend we will have smaller 12” x 12” prints of the paintings available sold individually or in a set and a percentage of those sales will also go to the Forgotten Felines!" said Petelle. 

Petelle noted that Lewis left creating the faces of the cats to the last as he wanted them to be just right. They then held a naming contest online to find monikers for the creatures. The names that were chosen are El Guicho, Zoe, Frank and Celest Azul. Turns out that Frank is the name of the artist’s best friend and he recently visited the gallery to get his picture taken with his namesake.

Bayfield has a feral cat colony on Main Street. In the summer of 2016 a small group of volunteers organized a Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program for the village’s felines” and some of the more fragile among the colonies have found forever homes after a little Tender-Loving-Care (TLC). To date 54 cats have gone through the program.

The word "feral" is used to define a cat that lives outdoors. It essentially does not belong to anyone. Feral cats are the result of a domestic cat being abandoned or lost and left to fend for itself. The offspring of the domestic (now considered feral) cat are usually never handled by people and become terrified.

Funds are always needed to support the work and financial contributions can be made at Shop Bike Coffee on Main Street. The feral cats are trapped and transported to a Veterinary Hospital in London where they are neutered/spayed, vaccinated etc., extra funds support transportation costs as well as provide for necessities that the cats require during their recuperation or fostering, such as, food and litter.

fullsizeoutput_1da1Want to see more of Frank? Visit the Turner Gallery, 25 Main Street North, near the corner of Catherine Street, in Bayfield.  

“I talked to Sean and Leanne at Shop Bike in the spring and they were telling me about the project and I was really inspired by it. I am allergic to cats but I really wanted to help so I was so excited when Andrew agreed to participate,” said Petelle.

According to his bio, Lewis is an internationally recognized Canadian graphic artist acknowledged for award winning poster art, design and illustration. His extensive portfolio of prestigious clients includes: Canada Post, the Royal Canadian Mint, Perrier, Starbucks Coffee, VISA, Converse and Scotiabank.

To date, Lewis has designed and illustrated over 900 posters and 150 international brands. The Royal Canadian Mint, Canada Post and the Mint of Rome all have commissioned him to design and illustrate limited edition, circulation stamps and coins.

His work is included in numerous international collections, including the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, French National Library in Paris, France, the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

fullsizeoutput_1d9bCelest Azul was the name given to this work by Artist Andrew Lewis after an online contest was held to name this piece and three others in his cat series - a portion of the proceeds from their sale will go to Bayfield's Forgotten Felines.  

After 18 years in Victoria, BC, the artist now lives and works in London, ON creating artwork and design for a roster of international clients while exploring new and exciting personal fine art projects.

“I met Andrew a few years ago and have been collecting his work so Bayfield was on his radar,” said Petelle. “Getting his show to the gallery has been a couple of years in the making.”

In addition to the four felines, wearable art, furniture and other artistic creations, people will find that Lewis has designed two Bayfield-centric posters created with respect to Turner’s boyhood home – the Purple Martin house at the harbour and a special red truck “parked” in front of The Little Inn.

The Turner Gallery is located at 25 Main Street North, near the corner of Catherine Street, and is open Thursday to Sunday all summer long. Andrew Lewis’ work will be on exhibit until Sept. 2.

Fiddle, step and celtic talents unite on town hall stage 

rmr-0809Rant Maggie Rant (Submitted photos)  

Not only is “Rant Maggie Rant” performing live at the Bayfield Town Hall, courtesy of the Celtic Festival in Goderich, another incredible act has been added to the evening as “The Fitzgeralds” will also take the stage. Anyone who enjoys powerful Celtic music and championship step dancing are sure to enjoy this show to be held on Aug. 6.

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society Board of Directors is thrilled to announce this fabulous double billing after exciting discussions with our friends at the Celtic Festival. What a scoop for both the village and the patrons of the Celtic Festival!

“And, better still, you don’t have to pay any more than the $35 ticket price already listed for one band. Can you imagine the fun on stage if these two bands performed a melody or two together? The Town Hall will be rocking!” said Sandy Scotchmer, representing the town hall board.

Rant Maggie Rant embraces the time-honored styles of the music from seven Celtic Nations: Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and the lesser known Isle of Mann, and the Celtic regions of Galicia in Spain and Brittany in France, as well as Quebec and Canada’s East Coast, with each member bringing their individually unique influences to create an uplifting, infectious sound. They were the 2018 Jack Richardson Music Awards Winners for Traditional Folk/Roots.

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The Fitzgeralds are a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings: Tom, Kerry and Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings from outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley have come a long way from their small-town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this is a unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing!

For tickets please contact: Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830 or Mark Edmunds at 519 521-2994. Tickets are $35 or $40 at the door.

CCR tribute band rocks the swamp at the  Town Hall 



 Green River Revival, had the audience rocking in their seats at the Bayfield Town Hall on Thursday, July 12th. Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 70s and Green River Revival is North America’s most authentic sounding CCR Tribute band.

Their 2016 live CD sounds so much like Creedence Clearwater Revival that producers at the CD company thought it was the real CCR. The members of this band have played in CCR tributes across Canada, Scandinavia and the US for the past two decades and then joined together to bring audiences the ultimate Creedence Revival.

Green River Revival's Roadshow features the Bayou Swamp stage set up. The whole stage looks like the band is playing in the middle of the swamp complete with alligators! 








bug boot camp

The Bayfield Public Library is hosting a “Bug Boot Camp” for children aged five to 12 years on July 20.

Come learn about bugs from Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) staff for one hour starting at 2 p.m.

Ever wonder why crickets chirp or what grasshoppers eat or how bees make honey? Discover the world of bugs and why they are important. Some living bugs will be on display in critter containers. This program also includes, a “buggie” craft to take home.

There is no cost to participate but registration is required and an adult must accompany the children at the event. The afternoon is provided courtesy the ABCA Foundation. To register please contact the library at 519 565-2886 or email

Historical Society

Carolyn Brophy will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Bayfield Historical Society to be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on July 23.

This informative and interesting talk shall begin at 7:30 p.m.

Brophy, is the curator at the CNR School on Wheels in Clinton which appears in Ron Brown’s book, “Unusual Places in Ontario”. Started by Fred and Cela Sloman in 1926 the school car brought education to children in remote Northern Ontario. Brophy will share her knowledge of how the CNR School on Wheels was established through stories told by former students.

Farmers’ Market


Mid July is a bountiful time in Huron County. Stalls at the Bayfield Farmers’ Market are overflowing with luscious fruits and vegetables. Pick up fresh blueberries, raspberries and cherries from the Bayfield Berry Farm, and gorgeous tomatoes, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower from Firmly Rooted Farm.

Sweet Love Eats food truck will be back Friday, July 20. A perfect dinner choice for a summer Friday evening.

A few vendors have finished their run at the market for the year. Blossoms, Blooms and Heirlooms had a very successful first year selling plants. Market organizers look forward to welcoming them back next season. Turner Gallery and JMR may join us again later in the season but for the time being are busy at their Bayfield retail stores.

Many customers have asked when RW Sharpening and Repair Services will next be at market. Suzy Lankin will be back every long weekend, so gather up your dull blades and mark Aug. 3, Aug. 31 and Oct. 5 on your calendars.

July 20 will feature our usual lineup of outstanding vendors, offering you the best of locally produced veggies, fruit, meat, bread, granola, wine, cider, artisan crafts and so much more. Don’t forget to enter the free draw for a chance to win a market bag filled with products from the generous vendors.

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is held every Friday until Thanksgiving, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.


Tommy Youngsteen and his band were a huge hit when they performed their tribute to Bruce Springsteen at the Bayfield Town Hall in May. Now they are coming back with their tribute to Tom Petty on Friday, Aug. 4.

Tom Petty was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He was also a co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Tom Petty and Tommy Youngsteen fans will want to be sure to catch this concert! The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. There will be a cash bar.

For tickets call Mark Edmunds at 519 521-2994, Sue Howell at 519.565-2551, or Pat Pal at 519 565-5340, or purchase them online at 


Progress is a part of everything in life even a more than three decades old antique show! The 33rd annual show hosted by the members and friends of Trinity Anglican Church has a new name: the Bayfield Antique and Vintage Show and will be one day shorter this year.

Due to requests from vendors the show will be held on Friday and Saturday only, Aug. 10-11, at the Bayfield Arena.

Every newly monikered show deserves an Opening Night and one will be held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. This is the perfect time to mingle with dealers and enjoy some refreshments. Tickets for Opening Night purchased prior to Aug. 9 are $10 ($12 at the door). They are on sale now and can be reserved by calling 519 565-4102.Tickets are available at Brandon Hardware and JMR Collections on Main Street North.   

In addition, visitors to the Opening Night should be on the lookout for models dressed in fashions of yesterday as part of a Vintage Clothing and Accessories Fashion Parade sponsored by JMR Collections on Main Street.

The fun of exploring through the antique and vintage items will continue into Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be $5.

As always, the fabulous Cafe will be open during show hours on Saturday when visitors can enjoy very reasonably priced sandwiches, sweets and cold beverages or coffee.

Proceeds from this event go toward Trinity Anglican Church’s needs and outreach.

Pioneer Park AGM

Aug. 11 is the date set for the 2018 Pioneer Park Association (PPA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Pioneer Park starting at 10 a.m.

In case of rain the meeting will move to the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Municipal Road.

The draft minutes of the 2017 AGM are available to read at the Bayfield Public Library on Main Street North. They will also be available at the meeting.
People are reminded that they must a member of the PPA to vote at the AGM. For membership information, please contact Secretary Pattie MacDonald, via email at


On Aug. 12, the Sawmill Trail will be the location for a Foresters Walk.

All are welcome to join the BRVTA for a walk with ABCA Forester Ian Jean starting at 2 p.m. Jean is very knowledgeable about forestry and is an avid naturalist. People are encouraged to bring their tree and birding identification books along.

There will be a number of stops on the way as Jean shares his knowledge of nature on the Sawmill Trail, one of the BRVTA’s original trails. This is a Carolinian forest with interesting flora and fauna as well as having a rich historical component. The Sawmill Trail also faces the Bayfield River Flats Natural Area, offering a unique perspective.

This walk will take about two hours over 2 KMS at a Level 2 difficulty with one steep hill at the beginning and end.

Those who wish to take part are asked to meet at the Sawmill Trail head at 1:45 p.m. The hike leaders will be Roger Lewington, 519 565-2202; Chris and Pam Bowers, 519 525-8850.

AC/DC Tribute Band 

fe253e_dd229cbb55ab44c2be100e3940e2ece8 AC/DC tribute band - 21 Gun Salute (Photo by Allyson Wachsberg)  

The Bayfield Community Fair will provide the Bayfield community with more choices in live music this summer. The village seems to have something that appeals to all tastes in music throughout the summer.

This year young talent gets to perform and compete for a chance to perform at the Western Fair in the Rise2Fame competition on Friday, Aug. 17, the opening night of the fair. All young persons between 6 and 21 have an opportunity to exhibit their musical skills and grow as a performer through the experience. Those interested should contact Charlie Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Willi Laurie at 519 482-9265 for further information.

The RBC Youth Stage will have a talented country and western singer perform on the opening night. He will provide music at the Ribs Dinner prepared by Pineridge BBQ. The dinner will be from 5 to approximately 7 p.m. The half rack of ribs with Pineridge’s famous sauce will come with potato salad, coleslaw and a soft drink for $18. This price includes the night’s admission as well. Diners will be prepared for any weather as those eating will be under the tent. As a climax to the night there will be fireworks which has been supported by several local businesses.

On Saturday, Aug. 18 there will also be another live music event in the evening when 21 Gun Salute takes to the stage. This high voltage AC/DC tribute band is sure to rock Agricultural Park. The gates will open at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at You can be sure to get your fix of rock music at the 2018 Bayfield Fair.

The full schedule of Bayfield Fair events should be on the website shortly.

FOBL Book Sale

FOBL_book_bag1Friends of the Bayfield Library will be selling their new canvas Book Bag to carry home book purchases at the upcoming annual book sale. (Submitted photo )  

The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) will be holding their annual Book Sale at the Bayfield Public Library on the third weekend in August.

The times for the sale are: Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted of gently used, recent books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles for children and adults at the library on Aug. 13-16 from 1-5 p.m. only.

Please note that encyclopedias, manuals, magazines and textbooks will not be accepted. Books that are moldy or have torn pages will also be declined.

FOBL will also be selling their new canvas Book Bag to carry home book purchases.

All monies raised from the sale of the books and book bag go towards supporting the library and community programs.

Commercial Book Dealers are asked not to make their purchases until Sunday at 1 p.m.

Truth to Power

The powerful new movie “Truth to Power” by Al Gore is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 9. starting at 7:30.

Ten years after the” Inconvenient Truth” movie brought climate change into the forefront of mainstream culture, Nobel Prize winner Al Gore has created a sequel, “Truth to Power”, in which he continues the tireless fight to educate the next generation of climate champions. Eye-opening and alarming, this movie shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach.

Introducing the movie and facilitating the discussion afterwards will be Professor Tom Davis, of Fanshawe College. Davis was one of the keynote presenters last year in the successful Blue Bayfield Summit environmental conference. He has over 35 years of consulting, developing, project management and teaching experience in the environmental arena and is a LEED accredited professional with the Canadian Green Building Council. He was also personally trained by Al Gore and therefore is part of the Climate Reality Program Leadership Corps. This makes him the ideal person to help us understand the importance of the statements this movie makes about the looming climate crisis.

Be sure to mark your calendar and come to the once-only screening of this important movie. The film will commence at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. However, your donations at the door will help the co-sponsors, Blue Bayfield and Bayfield River Valley Trail Association, offset the costs of the event. Surplus funds will be used to further the objectives of Blue Bayfield, BRVTA and other local organizations supporting environmental initiatives.


On Thursday, Aug. 2, the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre (HCFBDC) will be hosting the Fifth Annual “Better Together” Gala at the Libro Hall in Clinton.

Jackie Wells will be the guest speaker at this three-course dinner created by Chef Devin Tabor. There will also be a live & silent auction plus a raffle table and entertainment.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are $60.00 each and are available from HCFBDC Board Members;; or by calling the office at 519 913-2362.


Knox Presbyterian Church will be the location for the ninth annual Kintail on the Road – Vacation Day Camp every Wednesday at the church during July and August.

Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, will offer a Christian based Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the children in days of games, songs and faith. The camp will be for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6. The children are welcome to attend all the sessions or just one or two.

The camp will run from now until Aug. 22. The cost is $5 per child per day or $7 for two or more children. Lunch and snacks are provided.

For more information please call the church at 519 565-2913 and leave a message.






fullsizeoutput_2082  Mark Staycer as "ImagineLennon" performed two shows at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sunday, July 15 – a matinee and an evening concert.

Mark Staycer’s portrayal of John Lennon has been called "spot on" by thousands who have enjoyed seeing him "live" and in-person.

He performs in full costume and plays authentic-style guitars that were used by John Lennon during his Beatles and solo years. Thousands of enthusiastic fans have witnessed his stunning portrayal at theaters and venues around the world, including Beatles Week in Liverpool, Abbey Road on the River, and at music festivals across the United States and Canada.

Staycer performed two shows at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sunday, July 15 – a matinee and an evening concert. “ImagineLennon” is part of the Give Peace a Chance Summer Concert Tour, a production of the London Beatles Festival. The tour also made stops in Leamington, Highgate and Port Franks. Locally it was sponsored by the Bayfield Town Hall and The Little Inn of Bayfield.

fullsizeoutput_2081Mark Staycer as "ImagineLennon" closed the show with "Give Peace A Chance" the popular Lennon song the tour was named for.  


People interested in the topic of shoreline management in the Ausable Bayfield watersheds are invited to attend public information open houses to be held on two Saturdays in August. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is hosting these two events.

“We invite shoreline residents and other interested people to attend the two open houses in August,” said Geoffrey Cade, ABCA manager of Water and Planning.

The first open house will take place on Aug. 11, in Thedford, ON. The second open house will be held on Aug. 18 in Zurich. These open houses will run from 9 a.m. to noon. There are scheduled presentations, starting at 10:30 a.m., which will report on the progress of the work to update the existing Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The open house in Thedford will take place at the Legacy Recreation Centre Hall, 16 Allen Street. The open house in Zurich will be held at the Zurich Arena, 15 East Street.

The open houses will include displays and presentations about shoreline management topics such as technical work updates; updated draft mapping of shoreline recession rates; and draft development guidelines. There will be opportunities to ask questions of staff members and to provide written comments.

Planned presentations will be made by Cade and by Fiona Duckett, M.Sc., P. Eng. of W. F. Baird and Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd.

ABCA’s Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) was last updated in 2000. The plan identifies shoreline hazards for flooding, erosion and dynamic beaches and their impact on shoreline development. A copy of the SMP 2000 is online at The conservation authority started a process in 2015 to begin updating technical information to support updates to the 2000 SMP document. The 2018 open houses are to provide information on the existing plan, current policies and next steps to update the current plan.

Updates to the plan will provide newer information on shoreline recession rates, ensure that local policies and application of the Regulation conform to Province of Ontario policy, and keep policies current in light of emerging land use trends. Updates to the Shoreline Management Plan will provide a consistent and up-to-date guide for development and municipal land use planning along the shoreline, according to the ABCA.

To learn more about shoreline management in the watershed visit the Shoreline Management Plan Update page online at at this link:

Members of the public are invited to subscribe to a free electronic newsletter that provides updates about shoreline management in the watershed. More than 435 people have subscribed to this newsletter. To sign up to receive these updates you may visit this link:

 Social Worker PLAYS ROLE IN  mental HEALTH CARE 

Editor’s Note: Ron Davis is a retired journalist, and a patient with the Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT), who decided to take a closer look at the various departments at the medical clinic in Zurich and explain the different roles the staff play in making the centre tick on a daily basis. In this third article he examines the role of the Social Worker.


fullsizeoutput_1fcaRossana Sabalones (Submitted photo)

Getting the lowdown on what goes on and who does what at the Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) clinic in Zurich is quite the learning experience. So far, I discovered how MOAs go about their daily work and what NPs go through to be able to operate effectively in a busy clinic.

I just came across another role in the BAFHT that comes with a job description as long as your arm and calls for special skills which can only be described as comprehensive – Social Worker. The BAFHT has a professional social worker on staff that has credentials almost as long as her job description.

Right off the bat, I learned something that I didn’t know – and that is you don’t necessarily have to be a patient at the clinic to take advantage of the free services the BAFHT Social Worker offers. It’s as simple as calling in and making an appointment.

Personally, I never really thought how social work fits into the health care field. I know I am displaying my ignorance of health care matters. To me, health care up to now was an umbrella covering everything that might affect my day-to-day well-being – sore throat, cuts, broken limbs, flu shots and the like. It was always there when I needed it. For some reason which I cannot explain, social work belonged somewhere else altogether.

Now I know better. Turns out dealing with depression, anxiety, addictions and general mental health is a huge concern in our society today and it’s mighty comforting to know the BAFHT is on the front line addressing the problems. Social work is certainly a health care issue.

What does a Social Worker do? First, he or she has to be a licensed professional with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who is guided by the Scope of Practice and Ethical Standards. The areas covered are as wide as they are varied:mental health concerns including, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia; stress management, effective coping skills, family and couple counseling, addictions, family support for those suffering with mental health and/or addiction issues, concurrent disorders, education to support wellness and recovery management, crisis intervention, Referral and advocacy for access to resources to help individuals and families.

Social workers are concerned with the interactions between people and the institutions of society that affect the ability of people to accomplish life tasks, realize aspirations and values, and alleviate stress.

How do you qualify to become a social worker? A Master’s Degree is a good start followed by three years on the job experience and the ability to operate with the highest possible level of confidentiality and discretion. Then, if you have strong conflict negotiating skills and an in-depth knowledge of local health program delivery and community-based services, a thorough understanding of chronic illness care, including both clinical and supportive care, you will be on your path to success in this specialist field.

Oh, and you also have to be adept in dealing with group work, including cognitive behavior therapy, smoking cessation, pain management and mindfulness.

Couple all of the above with communicating results of measurements that are easy to use and understand while looking for patterns that could assist with improvement, working closely with physicians and other team members and be a role model to colleagues and students while still maintaining your own personal continuing education program, and you might make the grade!

Reading over the job description clearly explains what is involved in social work. The position means working closely with the physicians and inter-professional health care providers at the BAFHT by providing care for patients and accepting referrals from other physicians. Providing primary care is another responsibility and playing a leadership role in developing programs within the clinic to enhance patient care is another function.

Decision making on a regular and continuous basis, exercising clinical judgment and assuming responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people, costs and/or quality of service within the health team also falls on the shoulders of the Social Worker.

Who measures up to the tough demands of being a Social Worker at the BAFHT? Rossana Sabalones is well equipped to handle the challenges that face her with her qualifications and experience. If you are dealing with social issues, make a point of meeting with her.

BRVTA explored Lobb Trail  


_MG_6875For those who missed the hike on July 8, the Lobb Trail is located on Maitland Line in Central Huron. Parking can be found at the intersection of School House Road.  

On Sunday, July 8, Peter Jeffers, Jack Pal and Adriaan Schreuder, volunteers with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) accompanied hikers on an Active Hike (rather than a casual stroll) along the Lobb Trail.

Hikers enjoyed this beautiful, well-groomed trail with several river side locations, gentle hills, scenic rest stops and some heritage interpretation plaques. The nature trail winds over an old pottery kiln and through a Homestead area, whilst there is also a Carolinian forest with flora and fauna typical of this type of habitat.

The hike was approximately 7 KMs through mature woodlots with mushrooms and a variety of tree species. The difficulty was Level 3 along a natural path as well as one steep embankment and two sections of gradual hills.

The trail is located on Maitland Line, turn north/north east at Holmesville off of Hwy 8 on to Sharpes Creek Line and then turn north/north east on to Maitland Line. Parking can be found at the intersection of School House Road.

_MG_6907The difficulty level of the Lobb Trail is a Level 3. It follows along a natural path as well as one steep embankment and two sections of gradual hills.

_MG_6896 The Lobb Trail travels through a Carolinian forest with flora and fauna typical of this type of habitat.

_MG_6884Hikers enjoyed a guided BRVTA hike on the beautiful, well-groomed Lobb Trail on July 8.


fullsizeoutput_1fc2 Scott Fletcher, the general manager of Goderich Hyundai, has been an avid supporter of the Hometown Heroes Hockey Game since day one, sponsoring the event for the past five years. Goderich Hyundai has not only donated $2,000 as a Gold Level Sponsor but will be unveiling the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe at the game and highlighting other vehicles that they have to offer. Attending the cheque presentation that was held recently were BR l-r: Brenda Grant, Scott Fletcher, representing Goderich Hyundai; Alex Conlon, Tara Corran and Jessie Payne. FR: Brian Love and Sam Murray. Organizers are glad to have Goderich Hyundai on board and look forward to seeing them on July 19. Come to the game and find out how sponsorships like these make it happen and impact the community as well as see what Goderich Hyundai has to offer. The 2018 edition of the Hometown Heroes Hockey Game will take place at the Goderich-Huron YMCA Maitland Recreation Centre. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. Tickets to the charity game can be purchased at Ben Lobb’s offices in Goderich and Port Elgin, Gateway Centre in Seaforth, the AMGH and the Goderich-Huron YMCA. Tickets are $10, adults; and $5, children.


Movie night 

The fun of watching a free movie outside comes to Goderich’s Courthouse Square on July 20.

Families are invited to come to Courthouse Square Park and watch Despicable Me 3. In this popular animated children’s comedy, Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother Dru to defeat their new enemy, Balthazar Bratt.

The movie is part of a tobacco-free event which includes activities, games and trivia to promote tobacco-free living. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

This family-oriented event brings attention to the role of media messaging in tobacco use.

“Movies remain one of the last places that the tobacco industry can advertise to youth,” said Jacqueline Uprichard, public health promoter with the Huron County Health Unit (HCHU). “Our efforts aim to get tobacco imagery out of youth-rated movies.”

At the event, HCHU staff and students will be addressing the issue of smoking in movies rated for children and the effects that these movies may have.

The rain date for the smoke-free movie night is July 27 at the Courthouse Square Park.

This event is hosted by the Goderich Business Improvement Area in partnership with the HCHU and the municipality of Goderich.


The popular Behind the Bars evening tours at the Huron Historic Gaol are returning again this summer with new characters to meet! This event takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in August.

Visitors to Behind the Bars will have the opportunity to meet and interact with characters from the Gaol’s past including the Gaol staff, thieves, accused murderers, lunatics, and even inmates as young as 12 years old!

The Huron Historic Gaol operated as a county jail from 1841 until 1972 and is now a designated National Historic Site. Visitors should look for the large road sign on Hwy 21.
Behind the Bars tickets are available to purchase on-line: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and children under five and Museum Members are free.

The Gaol’s regular hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. For more information about Behind the Bars and other summer activities at the Huron Historic Gaol please calln 519 524-6971 or visit their website at

Noon Concert Series

The Knox Summer Concert Series returns to Knox Presbyterian Church in Goderich this month with two free noon-hour concerts followed by lunch.

Flautist, Jan Searle will perform today (July 18) followed by vocalist Christina Bell on July 25. Both women will be accompanied by Knox organist Cedric Abday.

There is a $10 fee for lunch. To learn more contact the church at 519 524-7512 or email

Wind Turbines

The interim report for the “Huron County Wind Turbine Study about Noise, Vibration, and Light” is now available.

The report provides background on purpose, methods and recruitment efforts, as well as the number of residents who have participated in different aspects of the study as of July 2018.

For a copy of the report, please visit or contact the Huron County Health Unit at 519-482-3416 or 1-877-837-6143.


A single act of local love can have a positive impact on the place you live.

Beginning July 19 and running through Aug. 6, the LCBO is launching their “Show Your Local Love” campaign across Ontario and 17 stores in Perth and Huron Counties will be fundraising to benefit United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH). All you need to do is say yes when an employee at your local LCBO retail location asks if you want to donate $10, $5, or $2.

“The Show Your Local Love campaign helps LCBO do its part for Goderich and Huron County,” said Michael Joseph, manager of the LCBO in Goderich. “We’re proud to support local people in times of need with the help of our fantastic customers.”

Thanks to customer support, along with donations from employees, the LCBO raised $64,000 for the 2017 UWPH campaign. LCBO was the top local campaign and United Way recognized this accomplishment at their annual Spirit of Community Celebration at the end of March.

“United Way’s efforts are far-reaching in our communities,” said UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “So when thousands of people say yes at the till to show their local love, we can collectively have a profound impact.”

“We’re proud the LCBO and their customers choose to support the 100 per cent local work of UWPH. Without generous donations like theirs, we couldn’t do the work that needs to be done in our region,” Erb added.

UWPH is 100 per cent local and works to inspire lasting change. It helps almost 50 supported partners and services move people from poverty to possibility, ensure kids reach their full potential and build strong communities. United Way is the region’s largest non-government funder and a valued advocate, incubator, researcher and planner. To donate to United Way, call 519 271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit


Hit the road to South Huron for a weekend of adventure you won’t want to miss as the Ram Rodeo Tour thunders back into Exeter on Aug. 10-12 for the 22nd annual Exeter Rodeo.

Come watch the South Huron Recreation Centre grounds transform into a unique western playground. Bring the entire family out to witness the thrills and spills of this exciting event. The grounds are open the entire weekend so that families can drop by, chat with the cowboys/girls, witness what goes on behind the scenes and grab an autograph. The RMG team will be on site to answer any questions you may have regarding this exciting summer tour.

The Exeter Rodeo continues to attract thousands of enthusiastic fans, eager to capture the challenges, dangers and thrills experienced by the competitors as they compete against the clock in this rough-tough sport. Plan for an action packed weekend in Exeter as the Ram Rodeo tour winds its way through Central and Southern Ontario communities throughout the summer.

For youngsters to express their creative abilities there will be a coloring contest sponsored by Dairy Queen. Drop your completed sheet off at DQ and when you purchase a mini blizzard you will receive a second one free! These will be displayed in store front windows a few weeks prior to the rodeo.

Kick off to Rodeo weekend will begin on Friday night when access to the grounds is free for all ages sponsored by the South Huron Optimist Club. The western-themed event through Party Perfect will feature a moon bounce, games and a RAM Rodeo Olympics for the kids. Festivities will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The twilight rodeo show starts at 4 p.m.

Gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday with the show going ahead rain or shine. Saturday’s events kick off with a tailgate party where Ty Baynton will entertain the crowd from 2-3:30 p.m. and in the tent following the show. Food and beverages will be available. Growing up in the small town of Waterdown, ON, this ‘Canadian Country Boy’ has stadium sized vocals. He has always had an appreciation for music and at the age of 14, Baynton picked up his grandfather’s guitar and never looked back. His music career was influenced by artists Randy Travis, Tom Petty and Oasis. Stay on to hear Baynton in the tent, after the rodeo performance on Saturday evening. This free family-friendly concert will run to 11 p.m.

For the youngsters, there will be a sheep scramble at intermission on Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by the Exeter Lions Club. This is a great opportunity for youngsters six to 12 years of age to experience the cowboy way of life. Bring your camera to capture the moment and enjoy memories you will treasure forever.

Crabby Joe’s Exeter has once again generously sponsored a loonie search. This event, geared to youth five years and under, will directly follow the show on Saturday and Sunday. Youngsters are encouraged to bring mom and dad over to the sand pit to cheer on the search for treasures.

Join the Exeter Legion Ladies as they serve Sunday breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the South Huron Recreation Centre Hall. Gates will open at noon on Sunday for the rodeo show at 2 p.m.

Purchase tickets early and save $5 off regular admission. Cost for each day is $20 for adults, $15 for youth (six to 12 years) and $5 per child. A family pass is available for $60 and includes two adults and three children.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter Chrysler, Hensall Co-Op Gas Bar, Miller’s Country Store and Huron Tractor. If folks are from out of town and want to take advantage of these great savings, go to or call toll free 1-888-222-6608 to buy tickets before Friday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Ticket sales after 4 p.m. will be sold at regular admission price.

For complete event details and ticket information, please contact the Community Services Department at 519 235-2833 Ext. 300 or check out the official website at or

Throw on your cowboy hat and boots and come experience the playful side of South Huron - Ontario’s best kept secret.


The Bayfield Community Fair may be the perfect event at which to sell food, crafts or fundraising tickets or promote your business.

The fair will be held Aug. 17-19 and both indoor and outdoor space is available. A 8’X10’ foot space rents for $40 with an extra $1 per square foot plus $10 a day for hydro if needed.

To learn more or to rent a space call Anna Needles at 519 524-7455 or email or Joyce McIlwain at 519 482-3376 or email


The Outdoor Flea-Produce Market, in good weather, opens every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. from now to Thanksgiving. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Jack at 519 482-7921 or if there are any questions about the Market, contact Jim at 519 565-2328. The vendors are all from the local community.

Sundays are a great day to go treasure hunting as Agriculture Park isn’t the only spot a Flea Market can be found. People can also visit the Pinery Antique and Flea Market in Grand Bend, the Bayfield North Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market and the Goderich BIA Flea Market.


Dr. Rich Samuell at Main Street Optometric wants to let Bayfield residents know that full eye health examinations are available at his Bayfield office.

Examinations are fully covered by OHIP for children and teens, seniors, and those with diabetes. Main Street Optometric uses current technology including a "no-puff" eye pressure check, as well as digital retinal photography to monitor for eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Please call 519 565-2300 to schedule an appointment.


Clare Day is offering “Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga” at Deer Park Lodge on Tuesday evenings in the summer months.

During July, August and September classes will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Space is limited for these classes that will be $20 for those with their own board or $45 with a board rental.

If Lake Huron proves too rough for classes they will be moved to Windmill Lake and Eco Park. In the event of stormy weather classes will be cancelled. To register please email

In addition, Deer Park Lodge will also be another venue to take in an outdoor yoga class when “Yoga on the Beach” will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays from now to Aug. 30. These one-hour classes will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can bring their own mat or beach towel or borrow a yoga mat from the instructor. Yoga is free or “pay what you can”.





Volume 8 

There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions” or you can email the archivist directly at or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr. 

Editor's Note: We are now adding the archive's code to the information supplied with the photographs so that if anyone would like to learn more from the Bayfield Archives about certain pictures they can use the code to make the process easier. 

This week, we feature another image of Agnes Metcalf at work on her art around 1945. Reprints of her watercolors can be found at the Bayfield Archives on Main Street. (Archives Code: PB10075 PC)

PB10075 PC Mrs Agnes Metcalf 3 c1945 

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PB10107 PC Mrs May, December 12, 1953 

In Issue 469, we celebrate the upcoming 12th annual Bayfield Vette Fest with an image dated Dec. 12, 1953 of Mrs. May behind the wheel of a Plymouth DeLuxe. This car was manufactured from 1946-50. Corvettes will be the featured vehicle about town on July 6 and 7. The show will be held in Clan Gregor Square this Saturday and the opening cruise night will be held on the Friday evening prior. Does anyone remember Mrs. May? (Archives Code: PB10107 PC)


 PB10013 PC Mrs Agnes Metcalf c1945

In Issue 470, we feature an image of Agnes Metcalf at work circa 1945. Artists have always been drawn to Bayfield as evidenced by the work of this women, that can be found at the Bayfield Archives on Main Street. (Archives Code: PB10013 PC)



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Pioneer park association 

Community at the heart of Rummage sale success 

  The line formed in the rear at the 71st annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale. (Photo by John Pounder)

fullsizeoutput_1dc7Heather Hamilton, Jenny Allen and Pat Lewington volunteered at the outdoor portion of the Pioneer Park Rummage Sale in the children's toys and games section.  

fullsizeoutput_1fe9The three little bears, as well as countless other "stuffies", were hoping for a good, new home.  

fullsizeoutput_1feaPioneer Park has no doubt been the "happy place" for countless people over the years. Volunteers like Mary Thomson, Grace Koehler and Marilyn Haw help make it so.  

fullsizeoutput_1fee  As 6:30 p.m. approached the line to access the outdoor portion of the sale grew steadily longer. The games were stacked and ready to go.  

fullsizeoutput_1fefMexican Fiesta? No, Pioneer Park Rummage Sale! Having some fun before the main event were volunteers Scott Robeson, Jerry Selk, Justyna Chojnacka and Jack Pal.  

fullsizeoutput_2084There was a large number of bicycles available at the 171st annual sale. (Photo by John Pounder)  

 fullsizeoutput_2001  It was a very hot and sunny evening on Friday, July 13th so wherever people could find to rest their feet for a bit they did!

fullsizeoutput_200eShady places around Agricultural Park were coveted as folks waited for the arena doors to open.



Friday night's Pioneer Park Rummage Sale at the village arena was once again a success in so many ways - all of them, beginning and ending with the community!

“This is a heartfelt thank you - to all of you who played a part in organizing, donating, volunteering, shopping and sharing! Your generosity of time and spirit made this year's event another success,” said Catherine Tillmann, an event organizer.

The special magic that defines Bayfield’s Pioneer Park was ever present at the annual event. Every year, it appears in the constants like Ron and Pat Rader’s loan of the Quonset hut for donation drop offs and pre-sale sorting; Helen and Terry Lazaravitch’s tireless efforts and guiding supervision; and the full support of the arena staff.

“Every year we welcome new efforts that show the deepening support for Pioneer Park. This year we would like to give special mention to the Bayfield Foodland team’s donation of hot dogs, buns and pop for our 'Dog and a Pop ' BBQ thus making for an inexpensive pre-sale dinner and ensuring that all proceeds go straight to the park!” said Tillmann.

She also wanted to acknowledged the two dozen volunteers that stayed well after the sale to help clear out the leftovers, break down the boxes and separate the recycling.

“Some even returned on Saturday morning to ensure that everything was gone and the grounds were cleared,” Tillmann noted.

In addition, the Team Captain at the Bake Table, Lynne Price, wanted to also extend her thanks for the generosity of the community.

“A huge thank you to all who so willingly donated your time and baked goods for the Pioneer Park Rummage Sale. It is wonderful how so many in this community pull together to have this annual event run so smoothly,” Price said.

Tillmann concluded, “It is in everyone’s thoughtfulness and super-human effort that Pioneer Park continues to be a landmark of the Bayfield community. We hope that everyone takes the opportunity to enjoy what we have all achieved – a park that welcomes all to share in its natural beauty.”

UntitledTerry Matz, of Bluevale, ON, had the distinction of being the first person in line at the 71st annual Rummage Sale. His partner could be found standing at the beginning of the outdoor sale line. After all getting the bargains should be a team effort. Matz had been waiting since 4:30 p.m. for the Zamboni doors to open on the Bayfield Arena.

fullsizeoutput_1ff8Some lucky child will soon have a new-to-them bicycle.

VHS, DVDs, video games, CDs, cassette tapes and LPs - the history of "recent" entertainment mediums all on one long table.

fullsizeoutput_2016Thanks to the generosity of Bayfield Foodland all proceeds from the "Dog and Pop" sale went directly to Pioneer Park.

 fullsizeoutput_1ff5 The caution tape was removed and the people descended on the outdoor portion of the sale in search of bargains on patio furniture, sporting goods, frames, toys and more.


fullsizeoutput_2017Richard Peirce volunteered at the Silent Auction that was on display in the centre of the arena.

fullsizeoutput_202aVolunteer Bronwyn Bechard helped one of the first people through the doors on Friday night with a purchase.

fullsizeoutput_2030Volunteer Barbara Brown (light blue shirt) watched over the book-lovers who descended to browse through the tremendous selection of titles that were donated this year.  

fullsizeoutput_203cVolunteers includiing Joyce Armstrong, Kathleen Siertsema (centre) and Hilda Gerger (far right) helped spread the holiday cheer at the Christmas booth. (Photo by John Pounder)



fullsizeoutput_2021Scarecrow just hanging out waiting for a new home.

fullsizeoutput_201bVolunteer Lynne Price shared a moment with a young volunteer at the Bake Table before the crowd descended.  

fullsizeoutput_2026There was a large amount of fabrics as well as linens available for purchase that really seemed to appeal to the crowd.  

fullsizeoutput_201dVolunteer Jane Rowat helped Danielle Tarnawski with a special purchase.  

fullsizeoutput_2035  The 71st annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale was in full swing by 7:15 p.m.  



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Beach Bum

Morning walk on Bayfield's Beach.,By Jane Seifried

Email your photo in Jpeg format to with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. Any images that include minors should have the parent's permission for publication prior to submission. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued






Melody Falconer-Pounder


Raise your hand if you attended the 71st annual Rummage Sale for Pioneer Park? Raise your hand if you volunteered to help sort or sell at the event? Raise your hand if you donated a few treasures for selling?

Now pat yourself on the back for helping make it another tremendous success for the upkeep of the village’s gem – Pioneer Park.

It never ceases to delight me just how excited people get about this annual event, one person I talked to had gotten in line at 4:30 p.m. And I never stop marvelling at how the community manages to fill the arena to overflowing with items every single year.

Hubby hasn’t been to too many of the sales as we had a summer business for years that needed minding. At the 71st event he came away with two, like-new stock pots. There is sure to be some fabulous soup coming out of our soon-to-be kitchen at the farm! He also bought some tremendous rye bread from a familiar face at the Bake Table which we both heartily enjoyed – may have to ask for the recipe as this bread would go quite well with soup.

Whether you were a shopper, a volunteer or a donor – or all three – community is at the heart of what makes the Rummage Sale a success year after year just as Pioneer Park could be described as the heart of the community. – Melody


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Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at or call 519-525-3830.


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Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder
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Breeze Committee:Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder